Have you or someone you know been the victim of an unjustified police shooting? Over the past decade, police shootings have risen dramatically and the vast majority of the civilians who are shot are people of color.
Under the Constitution, a police officer’s use of their weapon is only permitted when they are faced with a life-or-death situation. Unfortunately, there are times when a police officer is not faced with a life-or-death situation but fires his weapon anyway. This can happen for a variety of reasons. That is why each and every police shooting needs to be closely reviewed by attorneys who are experienced in evaluating whether a police officer’s use of force was justified.
Often times the “official” story by law enforcement is not the actual truth of what happened. The civil rights attorneys at Hale & Monico are some of the most experienced in the country when it comes to litigating police shootings and getting to the bottom of what really happened.
Why Choose Hale & Monico?
Police shooting cases can be complicated. It can be difficult to prove that, in reality, a police shooting was not justified. Our police misconduct attorneys have handled dozens and dozens of police shooting cases and we have seen all types of situations. We have the experience and resources to properly investigate police shooting cases. Typically we will retain experts to review the case, including:
- Ballistic experts
- Crime scene reconstruction experts
- Firearm experts
- Forensic investigators
- Medical professionals
You need experienced attorneys on your side – like the attorneys at Hale & Monico. We will leave no stone unturned in investigating your case and advocating for you.
Obtaining Critical Evidence
Another reason is it vital to have an experienced attorney fighting for you is that there may be critical evidence that supports your case. You need to be able to find that evidence, which can include:
- Body cam video
- Dash cam video
- Eyewitness testimony
- Police radio transmissions
- Surveillance video
Our Chicago police shooting attorneys will make sure that you obtain all of the critical evidence that is necessary to properly present your case. We have experience in handling past cases and will do everything we can to represent the interests of you and your loved ones.
Damages in a Chicago Police Shooting Case
Victims of unjustified police shootings in Chicago may claim both economic and non-economic damages, which may include:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earnings
- Emotional distress
Our team of attorneys will make sure that you obtain all the damages to which you are entitled.
Contact Our Chicago Police Shooting Lawyer Today!
If you, or someone you know, have been the victim of an unjustified police shooting, you need to promptly speak to an attorney experienced in handling police officer shootings. Our attorneys can help. Contact Hale & Monico for a free legal consultation.
Hale & Monico helps clients obtain justice for being victims of police shootings in the areas of Chicago and Peoria, Illinois.